EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Small worlds and board interlocking in Brazil: a longitudinal study of corporate networks, 1997-2007

Wesley Mendes-Da-Silva ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Social Network Analysis (SNA) is an emerging research field in finance, above all in Brazil. This work is pioneering in that it is supported by reference to different areas of knowledge: social network analysis and corporate governance, for dealing with a similarly emerging topic in finance; interlocking boards, the purpose being to check the validity of the small-world model in the Brazilian capital market, and the existence of associations between the positioning of the firm in the network of corporate relationships and its worth. To do so official data relating to more than 400 companies listed in Brazil between 1997 and 2007 were used. The main results obtained suggest that the configuration of the networks of relationships between board members and companies reflects the small-world model. Furthermore, there seems to be a significant relationship between the firm’s centrality and its worth, described according to an “inverted U” curve, which suggests the existence of optimum values of social prominence in the corporate network.

Keywords: Board Interlocking; Social Network Analysis in Finance; Company Boards (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L14 G3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cis and nep-net
Date: 2011-10-15
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/34152/1/MPRA_paper_34152.pdf original version (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Small Worlds and Board Interlocking in Brazil: A Longitudinal Study of Corporate Networks, 1997-2007 (2011) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pra:mprapa:34152

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joachim Winter ().

 
Page updated 2018-05-14
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:34152